Archive for January, 2008

Filed Under (Barrie, for the sake of the song, Midland, music, Ontario, podcast) by Sean on January-30-2008

The Undesirables

Corin Raymond and I began a conversation at the Minesing Unplugged Festival in June and completed it at the end of October at a house concert in Midland. For the first part of the conversation, we focused on Corin’s solo music career, then we were joined in October by Sean Cotton, Corin’s partner in the Undesirables, so we were able to discuss the differences between writing as a solo performer and writing for a duo. The Undesirables have a new cd out entitled, Doghouse Dreams Our host for the evening, Jiving Johnny also contributed to the conversation.

Songs:

Theme Music: For the Sake of the Song (©2003 S. McGaughey)

Blue Mermaid Dress( © Corin Raymond)

On the Credit River (© Corin Raymond and Sean Cotton)

Rainbed (© Corin Raymond and Sean Cotton)

Name Dropping

The Undesirables Webpage

The Undesirables on MySpace

Corin Raymond

Corin Raymond on Myspace

The Sean Cotton Band

The Sean Cotton Band on Myspace

Jiving Johny

Add this podcast to your favorite podcatcher at http://feeds.feedburner.com/For_The_Sake_Of_The_Song

I’m going to Podcamp Toronto,  a free 2 day conference February 23 and 24, 2008. Check it out at http://podcamptoronto.wordpress.com

Podcamp Toronto February 23-24, 2008

Download a Podcamp Toronto audio promo to use on your podcast here or here.



Here’s a little roundup of my podcasting activity for 2007.

I have released 40 Episodes of For the Sake of the Song thus far and have about 9 ready to go in the upcoming weeks.

On the weekend of October 28, I was feeling sorry for myself that I wasn’t at Podcamp Boston 2 so I called several of my friends who were at Podcamp Boston and released about 4 Podcamp Boston Special Reports.

These reports evolved into a regular podcast for Podcamp Toronto with Connie Crosby. We have currently produced 6 Episodes of the Podcamp Toronto Podcast leading up to the event on February 23 and 24.

Podcamp Toronto February 23-24, 2008

I produced a Podcamp Toronto audio promo to use on your podcast

 
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2007 Also saw the release of my recording of my brother-in-law, Drew Beatty’s novel, White Trash Land, on Podiobooks.com . It has done fairly well for Andrew there.

I’ve continued to record audiobooks with Librivox.org and I continue to be a semi-regular host for the Librivox Community Podcast. Here is a list of the 15 podcasts I hosted for Librivox in 2007.

# Date Podcaster Link to download file (Right click and download)
018 10 Jan 2007 ductapeguy Listen
to LV Podcast 18
023 15 Feb 2007 ductapeguy and kri Listen
to LV Podcast 23
: Valentine’s Special
025 01 Mar 2007 ductapeguy Listen
to LV Podcast 25
: Podcamp Toronto Highlights
026 08 Mar 2007 ductapeguy Listen
to LV Podcast 26
: More from Podcamp
028 22 Mar 2007 jimmowatt and Sean McGaughey Listen
to LV Podcast 28
030 05 Apr 2007 cloudmountainguy and ductapeguy Listen
to LV Podcast 30
035 10 May 2007 ductapeguy ceastman starlite Listen
to LV Podcast 35
: Children’s Literature
Special
044 12 July 2007 ductapeguy and jim mowatt Listen
to LV Podcast 44
048 09 August 2007 jimmowatt Listen
to LV Podcast 48
: 2nd anniversary of Librivox
Special
050 23 August 2007 ductapeguy Listen
to LV Podcast 50
052 06 September 2007 All of the Podcast Team and a cast of
thousands
Listen
to LV Podcast 52
: One Year of Librivox
Community Podcasts
057 11 October 2007 ductapeguy Listen
to LV Podcast 57
: ductapeguy’s podversary
064 29 November 2007 ductapeguy Listen
to LV Podcast 64
066 20 December 2007 ductapeguy
067 27 December 2007 ductapeguy



Mark Blevis

In the podcasting community, Mark Blevis needs no introduction. He is co-host of the Canadian Podcast Buffet and Just One More Book!. His other podcasts include Electric Sky , Growing Enthusiasm , The Robert Farrell Podcast and Swimming In Literary Soup. He also maintains the Canadian Podcast Directory and organizes Podcasters Across Borders, along with Bob Goyetche. Mark is also a songwriter and musician, having played in the Robert Farrell Band. He has a sample song available as Mark Harold Band on the Podsafe Music Network.

Our discussion was wide ranging from music, to podcasting and beyond.

Name Dropping: (Links Discussed in this Episode)

Robert Farrell Band
Jowie Taylor and the Six String Nation
Podcasters Across Borders
Derek Miller and the Neurotics
Librivox
Canadian Podcast Buffet
Podcasters Across Borders
Jay Moonah: Online Music Marketing Podcast (Sadly discontinued but still a tremendous resource)
Baba’s Beach
Jonathan Coulton
Matthew Ebel
Uncle Seth

Mix Tapes

Downhill Battle: Home Taping is Killing the Music Industry… and It’s fun!

mechanical royalties

Songs:

Theme Music: For the Sake of the Song (©2003 S. McGaughey)

Freedom for My Soul (© Mark Blevis and Robert Farrell) from the Podsafe Music Network.

Six String Nation(©2007 S. McGaughey)
Add this podcast to your favorite podcatcher at http://feeds.feedburner.com/For_The_Sake_Of_The_Song

Both Mark and I will be at Podcamp Toronto,  a free 2 day conference February 23 and 24, 2008. Check it out at http://podcamptoronto.wordpress.com

Podcamp Toronto February 23-24, 2008

Download a Podcamp Toronto audio promo to use on your podcast here or here.



Filed Under (blog, computer, for the sake of the song, Midland, news, Ontario, podcamp) by Sean on January-16-2008

 

In November I was asked to give a presentation on listening to and creating podcasts at the Penetanguishene Public Library. Here are my slides and notes.

I Have My Own Internet Radio Show … And You Can Too

 

Sean McGaughey

  • Musician and Teacher

  • CD: For the Sake of the Song

  • Podcast: For the Sake of the Song– Conversations with Song http://ductapeguy.net

  • Volunteer reader of Audio Books for http://librivox.com

  • Organizer and Blogger for Podcamp Toronto http://podcamptoronto.wordpress.com

 

What is a Podcast?

  • From: http://podcasts.culture.ca

  • A podcast is an audio or video media file that is made available on the Internet; it is much like a radio show or a video that you can listen to or watch on demand, either on your computer or — if you transfer it — on a portable media player.

  • Equipped with a microphone and recording software, just about anyone can make a podcast.

 

Examples of Podcasts

 

Dancing With Elephants http://dancingwithelephants.libsyn.com/

Radio Adventures of Doctor Floyd http://doctorfloyd.com

Librivox Free Audio Books http://librivox.org

For the Sake of the Song http://ductapeguy.net

Russ TV http://russmusic.net

 

How to Listen or Watch

On a computer

Loaded on to an Mp3 player, Ipod, phone, psp

Use Itunes, Juice, Winamp or other programs to download podcasts

 

Where to Find Podcasts

Canadian Podcast Directory http://canadapodcasts.ca

Culture Canada Podcasts http://podcasts.culture.ca

Podcast Alley http://podcastalley.com

Podcast Pickle http://podcastpickle.com

 

My Dreams

When I was 11 I had 2 dreams

To make my own record.

To have my own radio show.

I make them both in my own home with my computer.

… and you can too!

 

What you need

 

Making an Audio Podcast

A microphone: $1 from the dollar store, $10 from the computer store to lots of $$$

A computer

Free Software

Audacity is a good audio editing program and it’s Free!

http://audacity.sourceforge.net.

A place to put it.

http://archive.org

http://wordpress.com

 

Making a Video Podcast

A digital camera. They all take movies these days.

A computer

Free Software

Windows Movie Maker is free on all windows computers.

A place to put it.

http://youtube.com

 

 

Now Let’s Try it Out

Let’s break into groups and make an audio commercial for the Penetang Public Library.

Library Podcasting Presentation Slides
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Filed Under (blog, for the sake of the song, general, Midland, podcast, Simcoe County) by Sean on January-10-2008

I love the ability to pre-publish articles to a future date in WordPress, but if you prepublish alot of articles and shuffle them about like I do, then wordpress gets confused and sort of randomly publishes shows on the earliest date you originally posted them, but with the date you intended.  Anyway the last two shows with Peter Judd and John Lunman both appeared earlier than I thought they would.   Enjoy.  The next scheduled show of For the Sake of the Song will feature guest songwriter and podcaster extraordinairre, Mark Blevis on January 21.   I think.  I hope …  at least that’s what it says in my WordPress dashboard.



Filed Under (blog, for the sake of the song, general, Midland, music, Ontario, podcast) by Sean on January-7-2008

I had the pleasure of meeting Peter Judd at the Canturbury Folk Festival in Ingersoll. Peter is a very funny country-flavored songwriter from Kitchener. We sat down on a picnic table at the edge of the park and recorded this episode. Enjoy.

Songs:

Theme Music: For the Sake of the Song (©2003 S. McGaughey)

If I were a Cigarette ( © Peter Judd)

How to Build a Wall ( © Peter Judd)

Namedropping (Links discussed in this episode)

Peter Judd at New Music Canada

juddsongs@yahoo.ca

Ontario Council of Folk Festivals: Songs from the Heart Competition